The initial feeling prior to the tastings was that after the trio of outstanding vintages 2018, 2019 & 2020 and the problematic growing season in 2021 the wines would not be up to the quality of the previous three vintages. However, there are many pleasant surprises.
This is my 37th Campaign and what stands out above the past 36 vintages is three main aspects: terroir; diligent work in the vineyard; and effective work in the cellar.
Usually there a certain commune or two that is universally agreed to be the commune of the vintage, but in 2021 there are excellent wines from all of the communes. The white wines are especially good this year. Most of the top properties have made very good to excellent wines, however quantities at many properties are drastically reduced.
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